A successful fitness studio is no longer simply determined by the quality of the workout or the calibre of instructor. Whether it’s Pilates, high intensity interval training, spin, yoga, or some buzzy hybrid workout most people haven’t even heard of yet (hey there, Piloxing), how photogenic—and thus, Instagram-friendly—a space is, seems to be a huge factor determining its popularity.
This trend has spurred the launch of hundreds of studios that take decor to new levels, ensuring their space is ‘gram-friendly for social media-minded clientele. Take, for example, a stunning seaside yoga class held at Sydney’s famous Icebergs pool, or the group fitness studio with panoramic views of New York City inside one of Equinox’s premium locations. And truly, the last thing the world needs is another gym mirror selfie with crappy lighting—so if you’re committed to ‘gramming your next sweat session, you might as well orchestrate a decent photo opportunity.
Keep scrolling to add 11 chic-as-hell fitness studios to your workout (and Instagram feed) hit-list.